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Tuesday September 8 2015
Di Biagio: 'Can't waste chances'

Gigi Di Biagio warned his Italy Under-21 side they can’t “leave the game in the balance” after a 1-0 win over Slovenia.

This was the Azzurrini’s first match in qualifying for the 2017 European Championships and they hit the woodwork twice along with a series of saves.

“It was a good Italy in the second half, but before the break we played with too slow a tempo,” the Coach told Rai Sport.

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Tuesday September 8 2015
U21: Azzurrini see off Slovenia

Italy dominated Slovenia, but only won 1-0 in their first European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

The Azzurrini started the qualification process for the 2017 European Championships in Poland, facing a Slovenian side who already had two victories under their belt in this group. The other contenders are the Republic of Ireland, Serbia, Lithuania and Andorra.

Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi knocked down a cross for Danilo Cataldi, the Lazio man’s fierce strike skimming the woodwork at the Mapei Stadium.

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Tuesday September 8 2015
Rugani-Romagnoli for Azzurrini

Daniele Rugani and Alessio Romagnoli start in central defence for Italy Under-21s against Slovenia.

The Azzurrini meet their neighbours in a Euro 2017 qualifier, with star striker Domenico Berardi ruled out with injury.

Howver, Rugani and Romagnoli, of Milan and Juventus respectively, start together at the heart of the defence.

The pair won plaudits for their performances in Euro 2015 in the Czech Republic this summer, with Romagnoli fetching €25m when he joined the Rossoneri from Roma.

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Saturday February 7 2015
Kodra: 'Parma sold to Slovenians'

President Ermir Kodra reveals they sold Parma to Slovenian-Italian investors and “the financial situation was not what we were told.”

Kodra was only unveiled as the new President of Parma last week after the club was bought in December, but patron Rezart Taci surprisingly sold his majority shares to mystery new investors.

“We had a very brief window to pay the third parties and resolve all the various situations,” Kodra told Sky Sport Italia and Parma TV.

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Saturday November 8 2014
Ilicic refuses to play for Slovenia

Fiorentina’s Josip Ilicic is refusing to play for Slovenia as long as Srecko Katanec is the Coach.

The news was confirmed by Katanec in a Press conference ahead of a Euro 2016 qualifier against England and friendly with Colombia.

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Thursday October 16 2014
Handanovic: 'Inter criticism normal'

Samir Handanovic admits criticism of Inter is “normal” after two straight defeats, but trusts they’ll be revived with Napoli.

“Lately we have lost something in terms of solidity and in football nothing is a coincidence,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday October 1 2014
Slovenia drop Viola Ilicic

Fiorentina enigma Josip Ilicic is dropped by Slovenia. “We need players with hunger, not just fame.”

The creative midfielder has stuttered since leaving Palermo and failed to impress Slovenia Coach Srecko Katanec.

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Thursday June 5 2014
Cavani leads Uruguay to victory

Uruguay continued their warm-up to the World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Slovenia in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Hours after Group D opponents Italy and England respectively drew pre-tournament fixtures with Luxembourg and Ecuador, the Celeste took on Slovenia in Montevideo.

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Thursday January 3 2013
Slovenia appoint Sampdoria legend

Former Sampdoria midfielder Srecko Katanec has been named as the national boss of Slovenia for the second time.

The 49-year-old, who spent five years at Doria before retiring in 1994, replaces Slavisa Stojanovic after he resigned.

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Wednesday July 6 2011
Florence hosts Italy-Slovenia

Italy's Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovenia will be held at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence.

The Federation released a statement confirming the venue for the crunch match on September 6.

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